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Tomohiro Osaki

Writer in Tokyo

Tokkofuku - Combat Uniforms in Japan

PRESENTED ON MAY 28, 2019
IN TOKYO @ VOL 164

Japan Times staff writer Tomohiro Osaki plunges into the world of "tokkofuku" combat uniforms, pursuing the history of the much-maligned attire that authorities have long demonized as a ticket to juvenile delinquency.

ジャパンタイムズ記者の尾崎智洋が日本の「特攻服」文化を深掘り取材。長年非行の温床として当局の目の敵にされてきた、服装文化の知られざる一面とは。

 

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"Play Your City – Metaphysics & Landscape"

BY OLE VERNER PIHL
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 09, 2011

A presentation -- in Danish -- that suggests that the landscape is our beginning and closure.

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Landed

BY NAN COPOGNA
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2013

Nan Copogna introduces us to Ezra Ersen's Landed exhbition at the Richmond Art Gallery. In this exhibition, Ersen examines what a simple school uniform could mean to society at large, and what it means to the schoolchildren wearing the uniforms.

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Phytoremediation and Landscape Architecture

BY ANNA SIECZAK
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Anna Sieczak is a landscape architect presenting the process of cleaning the soil through plants, known as a phytoremediation and its advantages when combined with landscape architecture for a regeneration of contaminated sites.

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Sculpture in the Landscape

BY GARY HAYGOOD
IN JACKSON, MS

With a landscape architect's eye, Gary Haygood takes us through a selection of outdoor sculptures .

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.

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East Trinity : A Jewel on Our Doorstep

BY DENIS WALLS
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Denis Walls is writer, teacher, environmental activist, member of the Save East Trinity environmental action group, and President of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).  His story spans from 1989 to the present and details the experience of the Save East Trinity group's activism in arguing for, and ultimately spearheading the restoration of East Trinity, using Tidal Change technology.  East Trinity is 740 acres of land, located 15 minutes across Trinity Inlet (by boat) from the Cairns CBD in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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The Beauty of Violence

BY CHRISTIAN HERSKER
@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

"I want you to hit me", Tyler Durden said in Fight Club. This presenter takes it one step further, wanting people to fight each other. Christian Hersker is part of the group GelderaK, which does their own unique style of simulated combat called GungPow. He asks the question: "Can you grow through fighting?"

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.